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The ‘global beauty consumer’ driving regulation alignment

24-Jul-2014 - The head of the Canadian Cosmetics, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CCTFA), Darren Praznik, has spoken of the increasing need for international regulatory alignment in the face of the rising ‘global...

Industry warns organic enthusiasts not to rely on DIY sunscreen

24-Jul-2014 - A homemade sunscreen trend is taking ‘DIY’ to a new level, which is causing concern among dermatologists in that there is no room to determine what the SPF factor may...

Ashland joins PASS Coalition in supporting Sunscreen Innovation Act

22-Jul-2014 - Specialty ingredients supplier Ashland has voiced its support and approval of the Sunscreen Innovation Act, H.R. 4250 as it looks to develop its new products.

Bella! EC backs beauty health claims; must be judged case-by-case

22-Jul-2014 - Beauty claims are permissible under the EU nutrition and health claim regulation (NHCR) a European Commission committee has said in what an analyst says is a “first blessing” the EC may have...

Pure Gold Collagen shot slammed by UK advertising regulator for ‘implied beauty claim’

16-Jul-2014 - The most successful ‘beauty shot’ on the UK market Pure Gold Collagen has been rapped by the Advertising Standards Authority for making ‘implied beauty and appearance claims’.

SCCS rules on more hair dye ingredients

16-Jul-2014 - The European Commission's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety has published opinions on 3-amino-2,6-dimethylphenol; hydroxyethoxy aminopyrazolopyridine HCl; and Basic Brown 17.

Update: EC wraps up EDC review

15-Jul-2014 - The European Commission has implied in a recent review paper that it has concluded ensuring that REACH covers the assessment of EDCs.

EU anti-allergy restrictions forcing luxury perfumes to reformulate

09-Jul-2014 - As luxury perfume makers prepare for new EU anti-allergy restrictions, some may have to reformulate as the European Commission aims to ban widely-used ingredients such as oak moss.

Dermosciences pulls creams off the market due to prohibited ingredients

03-Jul-2014 - Irish firm Dermosciences has pulled two of its cosmetic products from the market after they were found to contain hydroquinone and tretinoin, which are prohibited in cosmetics in Europe. 

Does the current rash of legislation spell the end for microbeads?

03-Jul-2014 - Legislative moves to ban microbeads in personal care formulators in the states of Illinois, California and New York look set to make this environmentally toxic ingredient a thing of the...

Cosmetics Europe: EU industry must address nano perception

27-Jun-2014 - At the Cosmetics Europe General Assembly, the EC’s deputy director general for consumers urged the industry to think about how nanotechnology is being presented to the consumer that already perceives...

One Direction cosmetics success finds celebrity partnerships are still lucrative

26-Jun-2014 - Cosmetic deals with celebrities go way back, with the segment ramping up and then slowing down in recent years. However; products that speak to the tween/teenage consumer category, particularly in...

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EU-US trade talks look positive, and cosmetics is on the agenda

25-Jun-2014 - The European Commission will host a sixth round of EU-US trade talks next month on a new trade and investment deal, known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or...

Progress on EDC issue to be published "in the coming days"

19-Jun-2014 - In response to a note on June 12th that stressed the need to act at European level “to prevent risks and limit exposure" to EDCs, the EU Environment Commissioner says...

Swedish study finds hairdressers exposed to banned amines

13-Jun-2014 - Scientists at Sweden's Lund University claim hairdressers are being exposed to banned amines, following a study which identified two banned hair-dye chemicals in the blood.

Workshop to address classification and packaging of mixtures challenges

11-Jun-2014 - A Brussels based workshop to be held in September will address the challenges faced by EU companies in complying with the new rules for classification, labelling, packaging of mixtures. 

Rihanna fragrance ad rapped for being ‘too sexually suggestive’

10-Jun-2014 - The British advertising regulatory body has ruled the campaign for pop singer Rihanna’s fragrance, Rogue as 'provocative' and 'sexually suggestive' and has taken steps to restrict where the ad can appear...

Could a microbead ban be coming to Europe?

05-Jun-2014 - Following on from bans across the US on the tiny plastic particles in personal care goods, recent pledges from brands in Europe to remove microbeads from products suggests companies are...

Brands agree to pull titanium dioxide amid calls for ‘more study’

05-Jun-2014 - Five leading skin care brands have agreed to re-label or remove titanium dioxide (TiO2) from those products which contain it, as part of efforts to settle a recent lawsuit in...

L’Oreal to limit wastewater as multinationals clean up their acts

05-Jun-2014 - Consumer goods multinational L’Oreal has announced a partnership with water treatment service provider, Veolia, which will tackle the problem of wastewater discharged from the beauty giant’s factories in Indonesia....

RSPO roundtable to ‘turn the page’ on palm oil sourcing for Europe

30-May-2014 - As more European countries commit to sourcing only certified sustainable palm oil, a round table has been organised by the RSPO to start a new dialogue with Europe’s supply chain...

EU puts forward hopes for increased unity in transatlantic cosmetics standards

21-May-2014 - As part of ongoing talks between the US and the EU thrashing out the details of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the European Commission has released a position...

CTPA backs sunscreen safety as protection is important health issue

20-May-2014 - The Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association has backed the safety of sunscreens in the UK stating that all products must provide protection labels on the pack, after it was recently...

Global Cosmetic Compliance Summit to focus on regulations in key regions

14-May-2014 - Representatives from the likes of Avon, BASF and cosmetics association ICMAD are just some of the speakers featuring at the forthcoming Global Cosmetic Compliance Summit, which is taking place in...

Cosmetics Europe supports SCCS opinion on aluminium in cosmetics

09-May-2014 - The personal care trade association Cosmetics Europe has welcomed the Commission's independent Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) draft Opinion on the safety of aluminium in cosmetic products.

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